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Mar del Plata Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Mar del Plata Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I slept for a few minutes when the airport police woke me up – Jacob

MDQ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mar del Plata Astor Piazzolla International Airport.

What to Expect

mar del plata airport guideThe small terminal at Mar del Plata Airport (code: MDQ) handles domestic routes and its facilities are limited to a landside snack bar and a couple shops. Unfortunately, you must pay for WiFi access. An airport lounge is available. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Mar del Plata Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Carilo – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Merit Mar del Plata – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Mar del Plata Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Mar del Plata Airport for a fee. Rate: $20 (two hours).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport has a Newspaper/Magazine shop (Landside) and Raffaelli Giardino sells clothing (Landside).

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants. There is only one food option, the Delimarket, which is located Landside.

Information desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s help desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Main Hall, across from Check-in counters.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags by getting them covered with plastic wrap. Location: Terminals A and C, landside.

Medical services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside, Main hall.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – A pharmacy is located Landside. Hours are not known.

Post Office – Send out your last minute post cards at the post office. Location: Terminal A, landside, arrivals hall.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Mar del Plata airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Andes Lade • Avianca • Flyest • Lade.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

The Mar del Plata Airport is connected to the city by bus line 542. Bus fare costs $0.80 with a transit card or $0.95 without one. The bus pickup/drop-off is located outside the airport in the parking area.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices located in the main hall of the airport: Avis • Hertz.


Taxis are readily available outside the main terminal entrance. As of this update, the estimated fare to the center of the city is approximately $10.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.